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I am looking forward to completing your training. In time, you will call me... Master.

Salutations, campers.

I am currently working on eliminating my job... sort of.  I am hard at work on a customer training manual, to help everyone out there who ever once said, "I can't find anything in the documentation", or, "The documentation... <insert derogatory verb here>!"

It's not an easy thing to write a training manual on a topic you already know.  Do I repeat to myself each step as I code new applications?  Of course not; some things are just ingrained into head as "the way to do things", like adding the ImageCache folder to a WebApplication and putting the AppSettings key into the Web.Config.

Another hard part of writing a manual is what tone to use.  Do I assume basic programming techniques?  Do I write a version for C# and one for VB.Net?  Do I include code snippets, or write full-blown applications for each topic (I'm choosing the latter on that one -- I can always add the snippets later on).  Who is my general audience?

In the DotImage 6.0c release newsletter, Marketing Dude Eric released a training survey to get feedback from everyone.  Basic questions were included -- how many days do you think it should take, would you travel or want the trainer to travel to you, et cetera.  There is even a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift certificate by completing  the survey.

Click here to take the survey

Additionally, we have an email if you have questions, opinions, or suggestions about training.


So, if this manual is successful, you won't need me anymore.  And I can focus on my own training to become a cage fighter.
Published Thursday, August 14, 2008 1:53 PM by Elaine


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